Philip M. Coffin, III (Portland, Maine)

Philip M. Coffin, III

Licensed for 35 years

Practice Area: Civil Litigation, Professional and Products Liability

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
888-337-1532

Philip M. Coffin, III

888-337-1532

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Portland, ME view address

Attorney at firm Lambert Coffin

Serving Portland, ME view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Awards AV Preeminent

About Philip M. Coffin, III

Phil is a seasoned trial attorney, having brought numerous cases to successful verdicts in both federal and state courts throughout Maine for thirty years. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of physicians, attorneys, agents and brokers in malpractice cases. Phil has also represented physicians and other professionals in licensure investigations and applications, as well as related administrative proceedings. As a result of his considerable accomplishments in medical malpractice defense cases, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008. Phil is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a fellow of the I...

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Phil is a seasoned trial attorney, having brought numerous cases to successful verdicts in both federal and state courts throughout Maine for thirty years. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of physicians, attorneys, agents and brokers in malpractice cases. Phil has also represented physicians and other professionals in licensure investigations and applications, as well as related administrative proceedings. As a result of his considerable accomplishments in medical malpractice defense cases, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008. Phil is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers and the Litigation Counsel of America.

“Being a knowledgeable and creative person is essential in my work as a trial attorney. I have to build quickly a full understanding of a client’s business, professional and personal situation in order to advocate effectively on their behalf.”

Phil also has an active products liability defense practice, and has successfully defended national companies as well as local retailers. Phil and his partner Peter Del Bianco currently serve as counsel to the Maine Chiefs of Police and regularly provide advice and representation to law enforcement officials in civil litigation.

Phil is committed to active involvement in both professional and community organizations and has spoken at numerous seminars. In 1994, Phil was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that is committed to improving the ethical and practice standards of trial attorneys and the trial process, and is currently the President of the Maine Chapter of ABOTA. He also serves on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility by appointment of the Court. Cognizant of the increasingly few opportunities for new attorneys to develop trial experience, Phil was instrumental in forming an ad hoc mentoring committee for young lawyers and was the co-chair.

Phil and his wife, Susan Peck, also an attorney, have three daughters. They spend much of their free time in the Maine outdoors, skiing, bicycling, hiking, and gardening.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

President,
Village on the Green Association,
Carrabassett Valley, ME
Board member,
Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Board member,
Maine Huts & Trails
Past Chair,

Board of Directors of the Regional

Transportation Program, Inc.

Past Chair,

Portland Chapter of the American

Red Cross

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

fellow, International Society of

Barristers

fellow, Litigation Counsel of

America
Recognized in the Best Lawyers in

America
Selected for inclusion in Super

Lawyers Edition 2008-present,
Benchmark Litigation Local
Litigation Stars, and Chambers
USA Leading Lawyers

Selected for inclusion in Super

Lawyers Best of the Best

Top 100 New England lawyers,

one of five Maine designees,
2014

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Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional and Products Liability

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 7 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 05/15/14 in Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/25/13 in Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/25/13 in Civil Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/17/11 in Medical Malpractice Defense

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/09/11 in Medical Malpractice

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/27/11 in Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 03/04/13 in Medical Malpractice Defense

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1981, Maine
      United States District Court for District of Maine
      United States Court of Appeals First Circuit
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of Maine School of Law
      J.D.
      cum laude, Managing Editor, Maine Law Review
      University Attended
      University of Maine at Orono
      B.A.
      summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
      Associations & Memberships

      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

      President, Maine Chapter of the
      American Board of Trial Advocates
      Past President, Tri-State Defense
      Lawyers Association
      Co-chair, Law Firm Management &

      Technology Committee of the

      Maine State Bar Association

      Member, Cumberland County Bar

      Association

      Maine State Bar Association Defense Research Institute

      Maine Trial Lawyers Association

      Maine Civil Liberties Union